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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


If you are interested in becoming a Governor, please contact Claire Easton -

What do school governors do?


The governing body of a school is responsible for ensuring that it is run to promote pupil achievement. Its duties include:


  • setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • approving the school budget
  • reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives
  • appointing, challenging and supporting the headteacher


The governing body is made up of:


  • parent governors (elected by parents)
  • staff representatives (elected by school staff)
  • local authority governors (appointed by the local authority)
  • community governors (members of the local community appointed by the governing body)


At Chapel Allerton Primary the full governing body meet half termly and further sub committees covering resources, teaching and learning and pupil support also meet on a half termly basis. 


Title First Name Surname Type of Gov L&M PDBW QTLA Code of Conduct Business Interests
Mr Richard Carter Community ü     ü ü
Mrs Mary Dailey Community   ü ü ü ü
Mr Graeme Dawson Associate   ü   ü ü
Dr Gemma Dolden Community     ü ü ü
Mrs Bobbie Gresser Parent   Chair ü ü ü
Ms Lizzie Holden Associate       ü ü
Mr Thomas Leech Community   ü Chair ü ü
Ms Jo Livingstone Associate       ü ü
Ms Naomi McClean Associate       ü ü
Ms Katie Pearson Community ü ü   ü ü
Mrs Sarah Perrigo Community Chair ü   ü ü
Cllr Mohammed Rafique Local Authority ü     ü ü
Mr Eric Roussounis Parent       ü ü
Mr Nicholas Sykes Headteacher ü     ü ü
Mrs Sam Todd Staff Rep   ü ü ü ü


Structure and Remit of the Governing Body


What do Governors do?

The role of a School Governor is to contribute to the work of the Governing Body in ensuring high standards of achievement for all children in the school by:

• setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction

• holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils

• overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure money is well spent.


What are Governors responsible for?

• developing the strategic plan for the school

• determining aims, policies and priorities of the school

• setting statutory and non statutory targets

• monitoring and evaluating the work of the school

• appointment of staff and ensuring the implementation of a range of personnel procedures

• management of the budget

• ensuring high levels of attendance and good standards of pupil behaviour

• ensuring that all children in the school have access to a broad and balanced curriculum; which is suitable for age, aptitude and ability, and prepares them for adult life

• ensuring the wellbeing, health and safety of pupils and staff.


Structure and Remit of the Sub Committees

  • Leadership and Management Sub Committee

Responsible for staffing including the appointment and role of the SENCO, equality and diversity, finance, property management, health and safety and nutritional standards.

  • Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment Sub Committee

Responsible for teaching and learning matters including target setting, standards and achievement, special education needs and disability (SEND), including reporting annually on the success of the SEND policy, monitoring teaching and learning and curriculum provision and ensuring that the governing body is represented at school improvement discussions.

  • Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare Sub Committee

Responsible for behaviour, safeguarding, attendance, children’s spiritual moral social and cultural development, children, parent and staff voice, extra-curricular activities, cluster and other partnerships.


Governors Code of Conduct

A Governor should:

• support the aims and objectives of the school in the wider community;

• work co-operatively with other Governors in the best interests of the school;

• attend the meetings of the Governing Body and its committees;

• promote the interests of the school in the wider community;

• have an equal right to participate and to state their views whilst respecting the views of others;

• be loyal to the decisions made by the Governing Body;

• respect the confidentiality of those items of business that have been designated as confidential and do not disclose what individuals have said or how they have voted;

• withdraw from meetings where they have any direct personal interest in the business being discussed;

• have regard to the broader responsibilities as a Governor of a public institution in regard to promoting public accountability for the actions and performance of the governing Body;

• acknowledge that you are part of a corporate entity and you have no right to take actions or express views, as being that of the Governing Body, unless authorised to do so;

• participate in training.

Governor Meeting Attendance 2017-18

‘Nurturing a lifelong love of learning’